The Aloha Center was filled with BYU-Hawaii students and community members celebrating the beginning of a new semester dressed with neon colors and sideways ponytails for an everything eighties themed dance on Jan. 11.
“I thought the dance was great. It was full of excitement and good old classic school spirit. Never had my ‘80s side been so illuminated like it had been that night,” said James Astle, a junior from Los Angles, Calif., studying graphic design.
The dance was free for students and $3 for community members. Deejay Nicoli provided music as he did for the closing social for the Fall 2012 Semester. During the dance, there was a mix of ‘80s music along with other favorite hit songs.
“I just love the ‘80s! It was a fun theme and so many people were dressed up. I thought the refreshments were really good too. I ate a ton of the fruit. The room was really hot so a lot of the night I had to hang out outside to cool down,” said Megan Tiritilli, a sophomore studying social work from Temecula, Calif.
There were plenty of refreshments such as fresh cut fruit, candy and chips to munch on between songs. At the start of the dance, the line to get inside extended almost all the way to the parking section of the Little Circle, as people anticipated joining in on the fun.
“The dance was fun. I liked dressing up for the’80s theme. Neon colors and ‘80s music are my favorite. It was a night I would never forget,” said Zachary Swaney, a senior studying pre-professional biology from Ventura Calif.